Toano Tigers Repeat as Bay Rivers District Champions

After defeating Hornsby Middle School to place third in the Kiwanis tournament, the Toano Tigers remained perfect in district play on Monday by overpowering the Berkeley Bulldogs 52 to 42 on their way to their second consecutive Bay Rivers District Championship. It was the second meeting of the season between the two schools in which Toano decisively won the first game 54-31. After the first quarter of the championship game, the Tigers held a slight 12-10 advantage just before their defense kicked in to hold BMS to six points in the second quarter. Toano's defense allowed the Tigers to head into halftime with a 29-16 advantage over the Bulldogs. The Tigers stood strong throughout the second half by stopping numerous scoring attempts from the Bulldogs. As the game clock dwindled down, Berkeley launched a furious offensive attack from behind the arc only to have time expire. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Cooper Jones who netted 20 points while the Tigers were paced by Chase Washington who scored 15 points respectively. Berkeley finished their season with a record of 11-3 (9-2) while the Tigers remained undefeated in district play with a record of 13-1 (11-0) and a 21.6 average margin of victory.

Toano 13-1 (11-0): 52
Chas. Washington 15, Chan. Washington 6, Seldon 4, Funderbunk 6, Reel 13, Canaday 8

Berkeley 11-3 (9-2): 42
Jones 20, Brown 9, Bryant 8, Gray 1, Green 4

3pt FG: TMS 3 (Funderbunk 2, Chas. Washington 1); BMS 8 (Jones 4, Bryant 2, Brown 2)

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